Collection Number: PS3565.Z5_Z999

Collection Title: Cynthia Ozick Papers, 1965-1980 and undated

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Abstract Cynthia Ozick (1928- )is a novelist, short story writer, essayist, and critic. The collection contains letters written by Cynthia Ozick to writers and academics, 1968-1980. Included is a letter to Nolan Miller of Antioch Review concerning Ozick's rewriting of her review of Lore Segal's Other People's Houses; a letter to Professor Ben Belitt regarding Jewish scripture and comments he made regarding Ozick's identifying herself as a "monotheistic Jew"; and letters to poet, novelist, and critic Richard Elman that document their relationship and range from supportive communications to disagreements about Jewish identity and issues of privilege.
Creator Ozick, Cynthia.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Cynthia Ozick Papers (PS3565.Z5 Z999), Rare Book Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Henry Pearson of New York, N.Y., in February 1999.
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Novelist, short story writer, essayist, and critic Cynthia Ozick was born on 17 April 1928 in New York, N.Y., to Russian immigrant parents William and Celia Ozick. In 1949, she graduated with a B.A. in English from New York University; she earned an M.A. in English literature from the Ohio State University in 1950. She married lawyer Bernard Hallote in 1952 and had one child, Rachel Sarah.

Ozick's first book, Trust, was published in 1966. She has also published collections of short fiction including The Pagan Rabbi and Other Stories (1971), Bloodshed and Three Novellas (1976), and Levitation: Five Fictions (1982). Ozick is also known as a critic, especially of Jewish-American literature, and has written and translated poetry. She has received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship (1968), the inaugral Rea Award for the Short Story (1986), and a National Humanities Medals (2007), among other honors.

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The collection contains letters written by novelist, short story writer, essayist, and critic Cynthia Ozick to writers and academics, 1968-1980. Included is a letter to Nolan Miller of Antioch Review concerning Ozick's rewriting of her review of Lore Segal's Other People's Houses; a letter to Professor Ben Belitt regarding Jewish scripture and comments he made regarding Ozick's identifying herself as a "monotheistic Jew"; and letters to poet, novelist, and critic Richard Elman that document their relationship and range from supportive communications to disagreements about Jewish identity and issues of privilege.

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Processed by: Amanda Ross, January 2008

Encoded by: Amanda Ross, January 2008

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